Kris Timmermans is senior managing director for Operations within Accenture Strategy. His role focuses on assisting clients to develop dynamic supply chain and service operations capabilities to more rapidly respond to changing customer demands and market opportunities across North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Mr. Timmermans has more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience. Prior to his current role, Mr. Timmermans developed the Accenture procurement practice with a specialist team of more than 10,000 people. He has led a large number of global procurement and cost management transformations for a variety of organizations across a range of industries, including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. He has authored many articles on procurement strategy and design and has been a frequent contributor in relevant industry publications, such as Procurement Leaders magazine.
Mr. Timmermans has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering undertaken at two universities: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, United States. He is based in Belgium.